Ranch Animal Caretaker needed in California

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Muddy Meadows, LLC

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Georgetown, CA
Job Type
Full Time
$13 - $18 / hour
Date Posted
February 20, 2020
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Muddy Meadows, LLC is a 14-acre retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Georgetown, CA. We are a full time, year-round family-run organization whose mission is to provide an animal and nature sanctuary for special events and public farm days. We also run a non-profit organization called Serenity Springs Ranch that provides foster children and their families a fun and educational environment where they can build lasting and meaningful bonds and relationships. If you are a self-motivated employee who loves taking care of farm animals, this is a job for you!

Employment: Full-time position. Some weekends and holidays required. This is a nonexempt, unbenefited position. Paid time off is included.

Compensation: $13-$18 / hour based on experience. Must live within 30 minutes of location OR an on-site personal trailer can be made available for $800/month to rent with all utilities included + internet.

Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

  • Feeding and grooming all animals
  • Fly spray horses/take fly masks on and off horses
  • Turn horses out in pastures/moving pastures
  • Irrigate and tractor arena & round pen
  • Keep property groomed and cleaned
  • Ensure health and safety of animals
  • Vaccinate and worm animals per schedule
  • Inventory management
  • Assist with event management
  • Assist with project management
  • Assist with outside vendor management
  • Assist and backup for Maintenance/Groundskeeper
  • Runs errands as needed


  • Must love all animals and be interested in taking care of them
  • 2+ years at ranch or similar animal caretaking position
  • 2+ years working with equines is preferred
  • Valid CA Driver’s License
  • Experience in monitoring animal appearance/behavior and communicating any necessary information to management
  • Must have proof of authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older, non‐smoker and drug-free
  • Ability to clear background check and pass drug screening
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (basic level)-orally and in writing.
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Dependable, hardworking, and honest
  • Have a positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Ability to work long hours if needed
  • Ability to navigate a computer
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to work outdoors, on uneven, slippery terrain in varying weather conditions with dust and allergens
  • Ability to walk distances, twist, bend, kneel, climb and use hand tools as necessary
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Safely operate tractor and quad
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Ability to adhere to the organization's policies, procedures and regulations

*If qualified & interested, please email a cover letter and resume to our email. Please write “Ranch Animal Caretaker” in the subject line.

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